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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-6 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Warren is directed to main thin his hold and intrench himself. When may we look for Hancock?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., August 18, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding, &c.:

I think it will be advisable to hold Hancock where he is until to-morrow night. I will direct him if he can hold his position to send one division to-night.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-7.15 p. m.

General GRANT:

Warren can hold his own, I think, and may perhaps yet push the enemy. I ought to have mentioned that, when he spoke of Ayres' division, he referred to the Maryland Brigade, which he had previously reported as giving way.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-7.20 p. m.

General GRANT:

The following just received from Warren and forwarded.*

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, August 18, 1864-8.20 p. m.

General MEADE:

General Hancock has ordered General Mott's division to report to you.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-9.30 p. m.

General GRANT:

I send you the last dispatch received from Warren.+ Parke has been ordered to relieve the maximum force he can with Mott's division, and push them up at once to Warren's support.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

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*See Warren to Humphreys, 5.30 p. m., p. 274.

+See Warren to Humphreys, 7 p. m., p. 275.

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